Monday, December 15, 2008

big fat plan on ice

Much to my poor children's distress, their school is in business today while mine is closed due to icy roads. As they work through their glumness, I am formulating a schedule for my day home alone. Part of me wants to spend it reading, writing, visiting blogs, searching for new pictures of Mark Wahlberg for my desktop & drinking tea but most of me knows I should blast Christmas music and power organize & clean the house.

So I'm offering myself this reward system:
  • Sort & begin laundry = Shower time
  • Finish wrapping presents then clean the spare room = Read 3 blogs
  • Pick up/rearrange living room to accommodate Christmas tree = Half-hour of magazine & snack time
  • Make more banana bread = Read 3 blogs
  • Sweep, dust, vacuum all surfaces = Play 30 minutes of Free Rice or Traveler IQ Challenge
  • Write up plans for last 3 weeks of classes = Meet Lisa for coffee & Blockbuster browsing

I'm kind of already exhausted from this day off, frankly.

10 comments:

LarryG said...

looks like an awesome plan...
i so love to have a holiday with the kids at school!
Go Go Bad Mom!

Danielle said...

I think I would just read and drink (tea I mean or maybe not...). I need more than one day to power organize, even if it's "power organizing"...Enjoy your day!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I have a similar plan because it is raining and before the rain came I had already left today open anyway for organizing where organizing equals putting into the proper order which blogs I read first, but I should be wrapping presents and cleaning off my desk where desk equals place to dump stuff in a pile so high that now the pile can be seen through the window from the neighbor's house across the street.

Also? Today is for composing paragraph long sentences in the comment section of an English teacher's blog.

XOXO

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I do this myself when I'm doing school work--read a chapter, read a blog, type a page, read 3 blogs.

camikaos said...

I like the reward system!

Suzanne said...

Sometimes "days off" are really overrated. But here's hoping that, if nothing else, you find some good, new Mark wallpaper. :)

katydidnot said...

so how did it go?

phd in yogurtry said...

betcha can't read just three....

Lisa Milton said...

Next time I kidnap Jen as I head out of the school. Otherwise? Afternoon cocoa is heavenly.

Moxy Jane said...

And to think I spent the day on the sofa with my kids, drinking hot cocoa and watching insipid Doris Day movies!! And today my big accomplishment will be that I made pancakes. I could so use some of your drive!!

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